Botswana Blackburn

Botswana Toney Blackburn


Health Sciences Department Chair and Teaching Professor

Educational background

  • Ph.D. – Education & the Social Science Consortium, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • M.Ed. – Health Education and Promotion, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.J. – Broadcast Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Classes taught

  • 2900/2900H Health Care in Missouri
  • 4985 Health Care Organization & Leadership

Awards and honors

  • Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2022
  • Faculty-Alumni award, University of Missouri Alumni Association 2021
  • William T. Kemper Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching 2019
  • Manuel T. Pachero Leadership Development Program (LDP) 2019
  • School of Health Professions Faculty Engagement Award 2019
  • School of Health Professions Excellence in Education Early Career Award, 2016
  • Department of Health Sciences Faculty of the Year, 2016


  • 2023-present Honorary Degrees Committee
  • 2022-present     Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence Faculty Review Committee
  • 2022-present     MU Alumni Association Faculty/Alumni Awards Committee
  • 2022-present     Student Health and Well-Being Committee
  • 2020-present     Honors College Stamps Scholarship Selection Committee
  • 2019-present     Member, Honors College Admission Committee

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